Here is a summary of the quotes I enjoyed from day 2 of the ILA conference (November 1, 2014).
Our society must move from ego-system to eco-system economics. This requires that we shift from ego-system silos to eco-system awareness that considers others and includes the whole. Otto Scharmer
We live in an era of disorganized irresponsibility. Otto Scharmer
The success of an intervention depends on the inner condition of the intervener. Bill O’Brien
What happens at the beginning of a any creative process? Nothing! The creative process requires we create space for something to emerge. We have to hold open the space for something to be born. Otto Scharmer
In 1964 Peter Drucker reminded us that we have a moral and civic responsibility to contribute to the betterment of society. Responsible leadership is not a new idea!
Succession planning often results in the selection of a weaker representation of yourself. Peter Drucker
Trust is congruence between what you say and what you do. Peter Drucker
Establishing and building relationships requires mutual relinquishment of control. Michelle Bligh
Vitamins are to people as values are to organizations. Bernie Jaworski
The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker.
Courageous followership is the courage to stand up for leaders when they are right and stand up to them when they are wrong. Ira Challeff
We need to legitimize the term follower. Ronald Riggio
Definition: Following is a particular form of behavior that involves recognizing and granting legitimacy to another’s influence attempt or status. Derue and Ashford
It is easier to recognize the quality of leadership in their followers behavior than it is in the behavior of the leader. [Read this again – this is an amazing quote] Kevin Lowe
Prediction is difficult, especially about the future. Niels Bohrs
The emerging organization is an ecosystem. It is scalable and will expand and contract in response to the market. Philip Foster
Understanding the connection between personal troubles and social forces leads to social and individual change. Carmela Nanton
Compulsive modernization is the insatiable desire to change and grow. Samuel Wilson
The liquid state of modernity is corrosive to continuity. Samuel Wilson
Effective leaders of change must equally serve as agents of change and protectors of continuity. Samuel Wilson
There is one more day to go so stay tuned for the summary of Sunday’s sessions!